Facts About Lehigh Acres
Lehigh Acres was developed in the mid-1950s by Chicago businessman Lee Ratner.
Lehigh Acres is located in eastern Lee County at WikiMiniAtlas26°36′30″N 81°38′21″W (26.608333, -81.639167).
The Lehigh Acres CDP has a total area of 94.2 square miles, of which 92.7 square miles are land and 1.5 square miles is water.
The estimated population of Lehigh acres is 135,272, as of 2021
Lehigh Acres is one of the largest residential communities in Lee County, and indeed the entire state of Florida.
Lehigh Acres is an unincorporated portion of Lee County, governed by the county commission.
The average elevation of Lehigh Acres is 9m above sea level, with a minimum elevation of 2m and a max of 20m.
Households in Lehigh Acres, FL have a median annual income of $49,937, less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States.
A large portion of the community is served by the Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District, a special-purpose district created by the Florida Legislature which covers areas in Lee and neighbouring Hendry County.
Lehigh Acres is connected by Florida State Road 82 from the southern border of the community; the highway leads west 15 miles to the centre of Fort Myers and southeast 20 miles to Immokalee.